Delhi thrash Rajasthan to bag bonus point in Ranji Trophy

Delhi bowlers led by young pacer Navdeep Saini complemented Unmukt Chand's well-made century as the hosts convincingly beat Rajasthan by an innings and seven runs to gain a bonus point in their group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy Cricket Tournament, here today.

Ranji Trophy: Unmukt Chand slams ton, puts Delhi in drivers seat

Unmukt Chand hit a dominant 146 to put Delhi in the drivers seat against a struggling Rajasthan on Day 3 of the Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match, here today.

Good show by Virender Sehwag, Unmukt Chand as Delhi take 1st innings lead
Good show by Virender Sehwag, Unmukt Chand as Delhi take 1st innings lead

Unmukt Chand and Virender Sehwag struck delightful half-centuries to give Delhi the honours against Rajasthan on another fog-hit day in a group B ecounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Monday.

Ranji Trophy: Unmukt Chand's dismissal costs Delhi bonus point
Ranji Trophy: Unmukt Chand's dismissal costs Delhi bonus point

 Opener Unmukt Chand failed to stick around for 16 runs as Delhi missed out on well-deserved bonus point despite a convincing nine-wicket win over Saurashtra in the opening group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Gautam Gambhir leads from front as Delhi score 260/6 against Saurashtra
Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Gautam Gambhir leads from front as Delhi score 260/6 against Saurashtra

 Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six at stumps on the first day of their opening Ranji Trophy fixture against Saurashtra, here on Sunday.

India players can't use BCCI logo in domestic matches
India players can't use BCCI logo in domestic matches

 In a fresh diktat for players representing various teams in domestic competitions, the BCCI has instructed match referees to ensure that none of the India players -- current or discarded -- sport the Board logo either on their gear as that will be considered a violation of the association's code.

Wary batsmen want better helmets after Phillip Hughes' tragedy
Wary batsmen want better helmets after Phillip Hughes' tragedy

Phil Hughes' tragic death has shocked the cricket world so much that even young Indian first-class players are demanding better equipped helmets in the coming days to minimise the possibility of head injury.

Gautam Gambhir retained captain as Delhi name squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy knock-out
Gautam Gambhir retained captain as Delhi name squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy knock-out

Delhi's senior selection committee headed by Yashpal Sharma predictably retained Gautam Gambhir as the captain of the Delhi one day side that will take on arch-rivals Mumbai in the pre-quarter finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Rajkot on November 19.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Services by 3 wickets
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Services by 3 wickets

Delhi medium-pacer Vikas Tokas picked up a four-wicket haul to help the Gautam Gambhir-led side edge past Services by three wickets in a North Zone match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament, here on Thursday.

Michael Hussey eager for IPL swansong despite Mumbai exit
Michael Hussey eager for IPL swansong despite Mumbai exit

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey, who was excluded from the Mumbai Indians squad for Indian Premier League 2015, feels that he still has the passion and the capability to thrive in one last season of the Twenty20 tournament.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Flop show by Sehwag, Gambhir as Rasool stars in J&K win
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Flop show by Sehwag, Gambhir as Rasool stars in J&K win

Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir failed yet again as Jammu and Kashmir powered by their skipper Parveez Rasool shocked Delhi by two wickets in the opening match of the North Zone leg of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Rahul Dravid to mentor Rajasthan Royals for another IPL season
Rahul Dravid to mentor Rajasthan Royals for another IPL season

Indian batting great Rahul Dravid continues to have a lot on his plate post retirement but he has agreed to mentor Rajasthan Royals for another IPL season, said team CEO Raghu Iyer today.

Indian Premier League: Unmukt Chand looking forward to playing under Sachin Tendulkar
Indian Premier League: Unmukt Chand looking forward to playing under Sachin Tendulkar

Stylish Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand, who was signed by Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, said that he was looking forward to playing under Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.

IPL 2015 to be played between April 8-May 24; MI sign Unmukt Chand, Vinay Kumar
IPL 2015 to be played between April 8-May 24; MI sign Unmukt Chand, Vinay Kumar

The IPL Governing Council on Tuesday announced the dates of the next year's cash-rich tournament, which will be held from April 8 to May 24.

Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey hit tons in India A's win over Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey hit tons in India A's win over Sri Lanka

 A fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed strokeful centuries as India A feasted on Sri Lanka's mediocre attack before registering a comfortable 88-run victory in a warm-up match for the visitors ahead of their ODI series against India, here on Thursday.

Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka
Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka

A knee injury sustained recently while playing for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy tournament could prevent young Gujarat medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah from taking the field tomorrow for India A in their tour game against the visiting Sri Lankans here.

Gautam Gambhir retained as Delhi skipper for upcoming Ranji season
Gautam Gambhir retained as Delhi skipper for upcoming Ranji season

 Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has been retained captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Ranji season as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced a 15-member squad for the one-day Vijay Hazare trophy to be played in Himachal Pradesh.

Unmukt Chand scores ton, India A beat West Indies by 16 runs
Unmukt Chand scores ton, India A beat West Indies by 16 runs

Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin's century went in vain as West Indies slumped to a 16-run loss against India A in their second and final warm-up 50-over match ahead of the five-match ODI series against India at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

Unmukt Chand's ton take India A against West Indies to competitive 282
Unmukt Chand's ton take India A against West Indies to competitive 282

In-form Unmukt Chand smashed a fine century to guide India A to a competitive 282 against West Indies in their second and final warm up match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

Bundling out West Indies for 148 will give bowlers confidence: Lalchand Rajput
Bundling out West Indies for 148 will give bowlers confidence: Lalchand Rajput

India A coach Lalchand Rajput on Friday said the side's comprehensive win against West Indies would boost the confidence of his bowlers.